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Still In The Fight

I am not sure about your martial arts journey, but I don’t ever recall having a conversation with anyone I trained under about the long term consequences to ones body in what we do. In fact, if one ever discussed it, you were kind of made to feel as if you were a wimp. When you did have an injury, and you talked about it, especially on a doctors advice, you were often answered back with the stereotypical answer, “Ah, you know those doctors, they are always over cautious, and......

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The Future Of Traditional Martial Arts?

Is traditional martial arts dying? Just in my own country of South Africa I have seen countless traditional martial art schools close their doors for business. One of those which I pass each day to drop my kids off at school, that had been open for close on three decades and mostly catering to adults, has now closed its doors too. Those in the traditional martial arts who seem to be surviving have melded into the modern world of martial arts such as MMA or reality based systems. For those......

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A Mindful Approach to Martial Art Performance

The qualities of your movement are a manifestation of how your thinking mind expresses itself through your body at that moment. Your body moves as your thinking mind moves. This means that as a coach, you can gain insight into your clients’ mind by observing their postural expression and movement. In the same light, you can change the quality of your own thinking mind by the intention behind how you use and express your body. Body and mind work as a feedback loop. They are interrelated,......

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Motivating Through Strength Based Coaching

“How do I motivate my clients to keep on training?” This is by far one of the most common questions martial art business owners ask me. Retention is important to any martial art business owner. Keep your clients happy and they will keep coming back—and your business will be well on the road to financial success. Get client motivation wrong, however, and you will quickly begin to lose the clients required to run a successful martial art business. Psychologist Joseph Nuttin defined motivation: “not as......

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